Bangkok is known to be a popular tourist destination for all ages. Beyond beautiful temples and deliciously affordable food, this capital city of Thailand is notable for being a shopper’s paradise. If you are a fashion lover seeking good deals in Bangkok, you now have a new option: Union Mall. Located conveniently next to Phahon Yothin MRT (Mass Rapid Transport) station, Union Mall offers the latest fashion trends in Bangkok for everyone at affordable prices
The 6-storey shopping mall, in a prominent yellow building, offers a good variety of fashion wear, bags, shoes as well as IT accessories. Entertainment facilities such as cinema and karaoke club are situated at the top level, making it a great hangout place for locals and tourists. The air-conditioned mall is a great hide-out for shoppers, especially during the hot and humid afternoon in tropical Bangkok.
Catered for the youths
Comparing the prices between Union Mall and the well-known Platinum Fashion Mall (a retail and wholesale shopping mall), the latter is still cheaper. However, Union Mall seems to be a huge hit for the local youth, particularly on level 2 and 3. Therefore, you should be prepared for the crowd on weekends. If you do not feel up to braving the crowd, you should visit the mall on weekday mornings or afternoons. Most restaurants are on level 1 but there will also be many make-shift stalls that offer regular items at a heavily discounted price. This makes it a good starting place at the mall.
Apparels for the fashion forward
If you are looking for the latest fashion, level 2 and 3 will be the area to scout through. The Korean fashion craze seems to be taking over Bangkok so you will see plenty of Korean-styled apparels as well. The apparels at the mall are mostly suitable for teenagers and young adults in their 20s and 30s. Most shops offer free-size apparels that may be suitable for petite (US size 6 and below) individuals. Nonetheless, you will also be able to find a reasonable number of shops that offer larger sizes or plus sizes apparels.
Haggle for good bargains
This mall offers a wide variety of clothes choices such as cute adorable outfits as well as working blazers and dresses. Most shops will have fixed prices indicated on the items so it is not possible to bargain. On the other hand, you should check with the store assistants if they could offer you a discount for purchasing more than a piece. There are also several shops on the 2nd and 3rd level selling men’s wear, particularly tee-shirts and working shirts! Guys, you need not worry about being bored if you are shopping with your partners here.
Plenty of dining options
For food-lovers, you will be pleased to know that plenty of dining options, ranging from fast food to steamboat (also commonly known as the hotpot where you add all your ingredients into the boiling pot of soup) is available at the mall. At the basement is a food court offering a wide variety of local dishes. An authentic Thai restaurant is also situated on level 1 if you have cravings for some local cuisines. Alternatively, you can visit MK steamboat restaurant, a popular brand in Thailand with outlets in almost every mall. There are several stalls on the second level selling the popular bubble milk tea so you can always quench your thirst when needed. Those craving for fast-food can opt for the donuts stalls or A&W, which is renowned for its signature root-beer float; curly fries and waffles. These are all great resting areas before you continue with your shopping spree.
Union Mall offers fashion, food and more!
From fashion to food, Union Mall has so much to offer! If you are looking for the latest fashion with a budget in Bangkok city, you should visit the mall. For shopaholics who cannot get enough for the day, you will be delighted to know that there is a connecting bridge on level 2 that links you to the opposite Central Plaza mall, which could be your next shopping destination after Union mall.
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